All posts by Patrick Simms

How Planners Compete for Space, Dates & Rates in a Seller's Market

Small meetings — those requiring approximately 10–100 guest rooms on peak night — are the bread and butter for many in-house planners in the insurance and financial industries.

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How Planners Compete for Space, Dates & Rates in a Seller's Market

Small meetings — those requiring approximately 10–100 guest rooms on peak night — are the bread and butter for many in-house planners in the insurance and financial industries.

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What's Trending, From Destinations to Budgets and More

Many “second tier” European cities have shifted from being adventurous choices to reliable international incentives.

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What's Trending, From Destinations to Budgets and More

Many “second tier” European cities have shifted from being adventurous choices to reliable international incentives.

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Compelling Reasons to Get on the Meeting App Bandwagon

The growth in the use of mobile meeting apps is taking place in two dimensions: size and type of meeting.

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Compelling Reasons to Get on the Meeting App Bandwagon

The growth in the use of mobile meeting apps is taking place in two dimensions: size and type of meeting.

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How Planners Manage Meetings Outside Their Comfort Zone

New developments in an organization’s membership and/or the field it represents can motivate a global site choice. How to take a successful leap across the pond.

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How Planners Manage Meetings Outside Their Comfort Zone

New developments in an organization’s membership and/or the field it represents can motivate a global site choice. How to take a successful leap across the pond.

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These Game-Changers Are Putting Their Cities on the Site Selection Map

First- and second-tier cities are partnering with upscale hoteliers to raise their profile in the convention market.

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These Game-Changers Are Putting Their Cities on the Site Selection Map

First- and second-tier cities are partnering with upscale hoteliers to raise their profile in the convention market.

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Where Shared Experiences Are Good for Business

Some of the most successful corporate meetings mix business and pleasure in ways that are actually good for business, and great golf & spa resorts enable planners to achieve that effect.

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Where Shared Experiences Are Good for Business

Some of the most successful corporate meetings mix business and pleasure in ways that are actually good for business, and great golf & spa resorts enable planners to achieve that effect.

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A Reenergized Meetings and Conventions Market Is Leading the Charge to Diversity Growth Beyond Gaming

The city is on track to realize a 20 percent increase over 2014 in its meetings business this year.

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A Reenergized Meetings and Conventions Market Is Leading the Charge to Diversity Growth Beyond Gaming

The city is on track to realize a 20 percent increase over 2014 in its meetings business this year.

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What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

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What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

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They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

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They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

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‘Experience Design’ Gives Attendees a Reason to Stay and Explore

Event organizers need to find ways to make the trade show floor experience appealing at the very least and dazzlingly memorable at best.

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‘Experience Design’ Gives Attendees a Reason to Stay and Explore

Event organizers need to find ways to make the trade show floor experience appealing at the very least and dazzlingly memorable at best.

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